Ways to deter mail theft

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After seeing the front page article (Columbia Basin Herald, Nov. 17) regarding the two Moses Lake women arrested for mail theft, I got to thinking. 118 separate addresses – 395 pieces of mail – probably contained a whole lot of valuable information which could have led to identity theft, plus more.

Over 20 years ago I changed all of our home delivery to our post office box at the Moses Lake Post Office. The reason was that I had found some of our mail scattered and opened in our street. (We had a post office box already due to our then-business.)

There are some options to protecting your mail and deliveries:

• Get a small post office box at the Moses Lake Post Office.

• Get a box at the UPS Store near Safeway.

• Check out the mailboxes that are heavy-duty and lock, for your residence. I’m sure that they are available at Home Depot, Lowe’s, et cetera.

I would think that these options would help give people peace of mind. As we all realize, situations with certain people are not going to improve. They are desperate.

Joan Green

Moses Lake

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